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After 5 minutes, my 500 GB book is only accessible...

Thanks to try to help me.
Why do you need theses informations ? I don't see how it can help you to solve my problem.

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I just called WD tech. support. There is probably something worng with the networkcard. There is yet no solution or workarround available. They don't even know if there is a solution at all. I get a new one.

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